Outstanding Burnley College Sixth Form Centre student Aneila Afsar brushed aside some the best Taekwondo athletes in the country to win the British International Open in London.
The A Level student bulldozed her way to the final, winning her quarter final clash by a staggering 18-0. The semi-final was another one-sided affair, with Aneila beating her opponent by 17-5. The final against Hollie Best-Dutton of the TKD Academy in Liverpool proved her toughest test, though she overcame a strong opponent and high pressure to win the Gold by a final score of 10-7.
The Team GB junior athlete is now looking to gain sponsorship from businesses across East Lancashire and beyond to allow her stunning rise to the top of British Taekwondo to continue after she graduates from the Youth ranks.
Her outstanding achievement at the British International Open adds to her incredible success in national and international competitions. Her recent gold medal hauls include the 2014 Commonwealth Taekwondo Championships in Edinburgh and the Chi Open Championships in Ireland. She also came away from the 2014 British Championships with the silver, while she previously competed at the U21 European Championships and the Junior World Championships for Team GB.
Chris Kirk, Lecturer in Sport at Burnley College, said of Aneila's success: "Everyone at Burnley College is extremely proud of Aneila’s incredible success, resulting from her hard work and dedication to succeed in her sport. Her increasing media exposure is a fantastic opportunity for sponsors to be associated with one of the most promising young athletes in British sport."
For sponsorship enquiries, please email Aneila Afsar’s dedicated Sponsorship contact on: firstname.lastname@example.org
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